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Fish gone Thai

So I got a bit creative the other night and decided to try and concoct a Thai inspired fish dish.  I’m not sure what did it, but I’m thinking it must have been the coconut milk that I bought at Trader Joe’s earlier in the day.  If you haven’t already guessed, I’m a Trader Joe’s ADDICT.  We don’t have a lot of fancy schmancy (and affordable!) food stores here in Charlotte.  It’s something that I really, really, REALLY miss about living in Dallas.  The food stores there were amazing. Central Market, Sprouts, Market Street, Whole Foods *Sigh*.  But I digress.  We’re here to make some dinner so let’s break out the fish!  Here’s what you’ll need to bring my inspiration to your dinner table:

Ingredients Needed:

1 Pound of White Fish (I used dover sole)
3/4 Cup of Flour
1 Cup of Panko Bread Crumbs
2 Eggs
1 tsp Lemon Grass
1 tsp Turmeric
1 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Pepper
2 Cloves of Garlic
2 tsp of Cilantro (1/8 cup Chopped Fresh)
Olive Oil for cooking the fish in

The first thing you need to do in order to create these little beauties, is to get out three separate dishes.  In the first dish mix together the flour, salt, pepper, lemon grass, and turmeric.  In the second dish, beat the two eggs and then stir in the garlic and cilantro.  In the third dish add your panko bread crumbs.  Here’s what you’ll have:

Now, grab a large skillet, turn your heat on medium high and add in a few swirls of olive oil to cover the bottom. Dredge your fish; first in flour, then in the egg, and finally in the breadcrumbs. Add the covered fish to the skillet and cook for 3-4 minutes per side or until cooked through and golden brown depending on the thickness of the fish you use.  Here’s what it should look like.  Are you getting hungry yet? 🙂

If you use a thin fish like I did, you will need to do multiple batches.  If that’s the case, you should change out your oil at least once or it will get burned after a couple batches from the random breadcrumbs and fish pieces that stay behind.

And here’s the finished product.  I served it up with coconut curry rice, fresh broccoli and a lemon wedge.  And yes, the lemon, broccoli and rice (with the above mentioned coconut milk) were all from my good friend Trader Joe as well.

Fish Gone Thai

Total Time: 30 min

Ingredients:

1 Pound White Fish (I used Dover Sole)
3/4 Cup Flour
1 Cup Panko Bread Crumbs
2 Eggs
1 tsp Lemon Grass
1 tsp Turmeric
1 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Pepper
2 Cloves Garlic
2 tsp Cilantro (1/8 Cup Chopped Fresh)
Olive Oil for Cooking

Directions:

Grab three dishes. In the first dish mix together the flour, salt, pepper, lemon grass, and turmeric. In the second dish, beat the two eggs and then stir in the garlic and cilantro. In the third dish add your panko bread crumbs.

Grab a large skillet, turn your heat on medium high and add in a few swirls of olive oil to cover the bottom. Dredge your fish; first in flour, then in the egg, and finally in the breadcrumbs.

Add the covered fish to the skillet and cook for 3-4 minutes per side or until cooked through and golden brown depending on the thickness of the fish you use.